Run Report 3 April 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 387
3rd April 2021

This week 153 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers. Of our first timers, we had 6 people complete their very first parkrun. May this be the first of many more. We also welcomed visitors from Tauranga and we hope you enjoyed your time with us.

Congratulations to the 26 people who recorded new Personal Bests. Special mention to our juniors with new PBs; Luke, Keegan, Olivia, Charlie, Brooklyn, Mandy, and Gabrielle.

Today we celebrated two milestones. Robert completed his 200th parkrun and Charlie completed her 50th. Well done to you both.

The event was made possible by 13 wonderful volunteers:

David DOWLING • Richard BOWERS • Peter ROUT • Karen ROUT • Grant LINCOLN • Ray FREEMAN • Ronald LOBJOIT • Keegan KOKKE • Jono WILLIS • Maria SHALLARD • Matthew SHALLARD • Andrew SHALLARD • Siapo AUVAE

Our event wouldn't operate without our volunteers, so thank you to you all. If you would like to give volunteering a go, please write down your name on the whiteboard on Saturday or email us at barrycurtis@parkrun.com. You may even find that you get yourself a coffee voucher for your efforts, just like Keegan, Ray and Dave did this morning.  Thank you to Sequel Cafe for hosting us each week and looking after our volunteers.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,793 participants have completed 35,980 parkruns covering a total distance of 179,900 km, including 5,579 new Personal Bests. A total of 277 individuals have volunteered 2,764 times.

 

Run Report 27 March 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 386
27th March 2021

Another great day to parkrun.  The weather was great, the venue was great, the company was great, and the volunteers were rearing to go.  All the elements for an enjoyable parkrun event.  And just for a little variety, we shared the park this week with a circus - (we don't think anyone 'ran away to join the circus').  Our Run Director, Dwaine, warned us that the circus setup impinged a little on our track, so we had arranged a slight detour.  He suggested this might be a good week for a PB!!!

We had 167 people run, jog and walk the course, of whom 7 were first timers, 3 of whom were participating in their first parkrun event.  We had one visitor from Hobsonville and another who hails from England, who has been in NZ for a while and has been getting around all the NZ parkruns - looking at her results this was event 401 for her!  We understand this was your last parkrun in NZ and your last day in our country too.  Well done Lizzi and all the best back in England.

We celebrated a 250 milestone for Karen - well done, and lovely to see your family come and support you on this great achievement.

The conditions particularly suited 24 of our participants who recorded new Personal Bests. Special mention goes to our juniors Caleb, Luke, Olivia, Anwen and Leila who recorded PB's.  Well done everyone.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Sulaiman HARTLEY • Carl HARDLEY-ROUT • Karen ROUT • Ray FREEMAN • Rosalie FREEMAN • Ronald LOBJOIT • Keegan KOKKE • Caitlin SHALLARD • Dwaine FALETANOAI • Keira SHALLARD • Warren WILLIS • Andrew SHALLARD • Gail FLEMING • Colin WICHMAN

Our Sequel Cafe vouchers today went to volunteers, Keira who was on barcode scanning, Carl who was on finish tokens and Rosalie who was on milestone balloons.  Have you had a go at volunteering?  Many hands make light work.  Check out the board on Saturday morning or the roster on our website for gaps that you could fill.  And you too will  have the opportunity for a Sequel Cafe voucher.

Of course you can always join us for a coffee at Sequel Cafe, in Bishop Dunn Place, after our event - great coffee and food, a great cafe, and lovely staff - thanks to John and his team.

Do you get the parkrun emails and newsletters from parkrun HQ?  If you do not, and would like to, you can check out your email preferences in the 'manage my profile' link in your results email.  You might also like to opt-in to the volunteer database for Barry Curtis parkrun - through this facility we can send out messages about the need for volunteers or updates if our event is cancelled due to COVID requirements.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Ccurtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,781 participants have completed 35,827 parkruns covering a total distance of 179,135 km, including 5,553 new Personal Bests. A total of 277 individuals have volunteered 2,751 times.

 

Run Report 20 March 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 385
20th March 2021

Why do people do parkrun? Perhaps they love running or walking. Maybe they want to get fitter or they're doing it to help with some training for another event. Maybe they enjoy the interaction with a great bunch of friendly people. Perhaps their parents drag them along each week and they have no choice. Maybe they want a set of parkrun tees. Maybe they are addicted to parkrun and can't stop. Maybe it's just for the nice coffee and food at Sequel Cafe after parkrun. Or maybe they enjoy the lovely feeling you get from volunteering. Whatever the reason, it is great to see so many people turn up at Barry Curtis parkrun each week.

Today we had 165 people run, jog and walk the course. Nine people were new to Barry Curtis parkrun and of those nine, eight did their very first parkrun. We hope you enjoyed your time with us today. We had one visitor from Lower Hutt - thank you for coming!

Congratulations to the 24 people who recorded personal bests today. Special mention to our junior PBers; Luke, Anwen, Libby, Jonty, Raven and Bradley.

The event was made possible by 15 wonderful volunteers:

Peter ROUT • Karen ROUT • Grant LINCOLN • Ray FREEMAN • Tristan NICHOLLS • Vanessa FERNANDES • Ronald LOBJOIT • Keegan KOKKE • Maria SHALLARD • Caitlin SHALLARD • Andrew SHALLARD • Martin PERKINS • Jess PERKINS • Charlotte GRAY • Nathanael GRAY

Thank you to you all. You already know that we couldn't run these events without our volunteers, but it is so encouraging to see so many people willing to help us out each week. If you'd like to have a go at volunteering, please send us an email to barrycurtis@parkrun.com, or put your name down on the board on Saturday. If you're nervous about giving it a go, talk to Ray and he'll show you how easy it is.

Congratulations to Charlotte and Edmond who both completed their 50th parkrun today. Charlotte even managed a PB to celebrate. What a great achievement!

Finally, a special thank you to Ronald for noticing the missing tree just before 'big, slippery hill' and running all the way out there before our start this morning to put a cone where it used to be. That is dedication for you. Thank you Ronald for turning up early every week to set out our cones and finishing chute for us. We appreciate you.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,775 participants have completed 35,660 parkruns covering a total distance of 178,300 km, including 5,529 new Personal Bests. A total of 278 individuals have volunteered 2,737 times.

 

Run Report 27 February 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 383
27th February 2021

It was so good to be back at Barry Curtis Park after our previous week being cancelled due to yet ANOTHER lockdown.

This week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 completed their very first parkrun. We hope that this is the first of many - come another couple of times and you'll be fully addicted! We welcomed a visitor from Dunedin this morning and we trust you enjoyed your time with us.

Course conditions were hot and dry today and we had 20 people record Personal Bests. Congratulations to you all and a special mention to our junior PBers; Keegan, Thomas, Liam, Nixon, Anwen, Electra, and Bradley.

Several milestones were celebrated today; Martin Perkins and Maninder Malhi both completed their 50th parkrun, Matthew Shallard his 100th and Danie La Grange celebrated 250 parkruns. Well done!

Special thanks to our amazing volunteers:

Gerard BOURDILLON • Alfred KUIPER • Peter ROUT • Karen ROUT • Frances KUIPER • Grant LINCOLN • Ray FREEMAN • Ronald LOBJOIT • Keegan KOKKE • Angela WALLACE • Maria SHALLARD • Caitlin SHALLARD • Andrew SHALLARD • Gail FLEMING

Without our volunteers, this event couldn't happen. It was also so lovely to see our volunteer board is completely full for the next three weeks, so thank you to everyone who wrote their names down. If you would like to volunteer, please send us an email at barrycurtis@parkrun.com.

Finally, huge congratulations to Jim and Shamiso on their recent engagement. We hear  there's a pretty funny story about an 'almost' proposal at the finish line of Queenstown parkrun and then plans having to be changed at the last minute. You'll have to talk to them if you want the full story.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,761 participants have completed 35,331 parkruns covering a total distance of 176,655 km, including 5,484 new Personal Bests. A total of 277 individuals have volunteered 2,709 times.

 

Run Report 13 February 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 382
13th February 2021

What's a good way to challenge someone to get a PB? Maybe the 23 people who recorded PBs today were inspired by the words of our Run Director, Andrew,  when he said "it's pretty hot today, so I don't think there will be many PBs." Congratulations to you all and special congratulations to our Junior PBers; Fletcher, Vadim, Zachary, Meisha, Anuska, McKenzie, Gabrielle and Electra.

This week 192 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers. Of our first timers, 9 completed their very first parkrun. We hope you enjoyed your time with us today and hopefully we will see you again soon.

Thank you very much to our volunteers. We appreciate you all so much:

Richard BOWERS • Cheryl HILL • Peter ROUT • Karen ROUT • Grant LINCOLN • Carly BATEMAN • Tristan NICHOLLS • Vanessa FERNANDES • Ronald LOBJOIT • Keegan KOKKE • Sharon LEE • Jono WILLIS • Maria SHALLARD • Caitlin SHALLARD • Andrew SHALLARD • Livia CHEN

Thank you also to everyone who have helped to almost fill the volunteer board for the next three weeks. There are still a couple of spots available, so please email us if you'd like to help out.

We had two people celebrate milestones today. Doug completed his 100th parkrun and also managed a PB today. Keira, one of our juniors, completed her 50th parkrun. Congratulations to you both.

Congratulations to two of our regulars, Grant and Gareth, who have been away at the Masters Games this week. Grant got the gold medal (first overall) in the 5km run, and Gareth was first in his age group for the 5km walk and 3rd in his age group for the 10km walk.

Finally a little reminder. The official 'rule' of parkrun is No Barcode, No Result. In the past we have been quite lenient and have entered people's results manually if they have forgotten their barcode. However, it is a very time consuming job, so we stopped doing it several months ago. The only people who should be writing their name down to be entered manually are those who have their barcode, but for some reason it isn't scanning. For the others who did it this morning, consider yourselves very fortunate that the results person was feeling generous. Here's a tip: print off some extra barcodes and store one in your wallet and some in your vehicles. There is a link at the bottom of your results email where you can print off some extras.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,754 participants have completed 35,185 parkruns covering a total distance of 175,925 km, including 5,464 new Personal Bests. A total of 277 individuals have volunteered 2,695 times.

 

Run Report 6 February 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 381
6th February 2021

Waitangi Day - a lovely sunny day to celebrate an important event in Aotearoa's history.  And not everyone had left Auckland for the long weekend, as we had 206 people run, jog and walk the course with us this week.  It is great to see these numbers of people getting out and doing something beneficial for their and their family's health and wellbeing.

We welcomed visitors from Hagley and Gisborne parkruns.  So nice to have you join us today.   We also celebrated a few milestones this week.  Three of our people completed their 50th run today - Luke, Jesse and Jacquie, and two others were doing their 100th event - Kelvin and Jeremy.  Congratulations to all five of you for these great efforts. And we also celebrated another milestone - Richard was doing his 100th volunteer today - and funny thing, his name was drawn out three times for the free volunteer coffee vouchers from Sequel Cafe.  How did that happen!!!

Other points of note from this weeks event are that we had 16 first timers to our event, seven of whom were entering their first parkrun, and 32 participants recorded new Personal Bests.  Of special note are the PB's of our junior participants - Rebekeh, Timothy, Edward, Anwen, Kyle, Anuska, Mandy, Kirstin, Liam, Mckenzie and Fletcher.  Wow - what a great effort from you all.

The event was made possible this week by 17 volunteers:

Andrew SHALLARD • Andrew WALLACE • Gabrielle NG • Grant LINCOLN • Gurcharanjit Singh MALHI • Joanna WALLACE • Jono WILLIS • Karen ROUT • Kawal MATHARU • Keegan KOKKE • Maria SHALLARD • Meenu MATHARU • Ray FREEMAN • Rebekah SHALLARD • Richard BOWERS • Ronald LOBJOIT • Rosalie FREEMAN

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  We couldn't do it without you all - from those on the day setting up and packing down, our Run Director, first timer's briefer, timekeepers, barcode scanners and tail walker - to those behind the scenes washing the volunteer vests, sorting the tokens, writing up the volunteer board and updating the volunteer roster on our website, processing the results and writing this run report.  A big thankyou also to Ray for his volunteer organisation, Jono who updates our facebook page, Grant who keeps an eye on everyone's efforts so that we can celebrate milestones, and particularly to event director Maria who liaises with parkrun NZ on behalf of us all.  Our volunteers are so important to making parkrun such a successful event.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,743 participants have completed 34,993 parkruns covering a total distance of 174,965 km, including 5,441 new Personal Bests. A total of 274 individuals have volunteered 2,662 times.

 

Run Report 30 January 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 380
30th January 2021

It was so great to see so many people join us at Barry Curtis parkrun this morning. We had 208 people run, jog and walk the course, the first time we've hit 200 since March 2020. We had 13 first timers to Barry Curtis parkrun including 9 people who completed their very first parkrun. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Track conditions were very good and we had  42 people record new Personal Bests. What an amazing achievement! Special mention to our Juniors with PBs today: James, Benjamin, Eleanor, Taylah, Kyle, Mandy, Gabrielle, Liam and Kirstin.

Once again, we couldn't do this every week without our wonderful volunteers:

Richard BOWERS • Sulaiman HARTLEY • Karen ROUT • Kate PATTINSON • Michelle EMSLIE • Grant LINCOLN • Ray FREEMAN • Ronald LOBJOIT • Keegan KOKKE • Richard EMSLIE • Chanpen KANABOOT • Jono WILLIS • Maria SHALLARD • Caitlin SHALLARD • Andrew SHALLARD

We appreciate your help so much. If you would like to have a go at volunteering, please email us at barrycurtis@parkrun.com or write your name on the board on Saturday. If you would like to talk to someone about, see Ray.

Congratulations to one of our regulars, Gretchen, who got the age group record at Gisborne parkrun last Saturday.  Congratulation also to another of our regulars, Seiko, on completing 250 parkruns. Amazing!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,727 participants have completed 34,787 parkruns covering a total distance of 173,935 km, including 5,409 new Personal Bests. A total of 274 individuals have volunteered 2,662 times.

 

Run Report 23 January 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 379
23rd January 2021

Today's run report will start a little differently from usual by paying tribute to one of our Barry Curtis Greats, Grant Lincoln. Here's what Dwaine had to say about Grant on our Facebook page:

"300 Runs for our local Park Run hero Mr Grant Lincoln! A true servant and leader of Park Run NZ, he has volunteered over 100 times and ensures no one at BC Park Run misses out on a milestone recognition. Forever smiling, he is the heart and soul of our community. In true humility he tried to keep today’s 300 milestone a secret, but we’ll honour him publically. A great man, a fantastic runner, And today he was a mere 10secs off his PB. Here’s to you Mr Lincoln, the Man with the most First Place finishes in Park Run NZ! Congratulations! #parkrunnz #300"

Congratulations Grant - an amazing achievement. Congratulations also to Gurcharanjit Singh Malhi who completed his 50th parkrun. Well done!

We had 180 run, jog and walk Barry Curtis parkrun today. Our course conditions were superb and were probably one contributing factor to 20 people achieving personal bests. Special mention should go to our juniors; Benjamin, Charlie, Jack, Lyonel, Karli and Anneke who all achieved PBs today. While we mention the juniors, isn't it great to see so many young people coming along to parkrun? It really is a great atmosphere for people of all ages to attend.

23 people completed their first Barry Curtis parkrun today, and of those 16 did their very first parkrun. We hope you enjoyed your time with us. Please come again!

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Grant LINCOLN • Ray FREEMAN • Carly BATEMAN • Heather HODGKINSON • Mike HODGKINSON • Ronald LOBJOIT • Keegan KOKKE • Jono WILLIS • Catherine FALETANOAI • Maria SHALLARD • Rebekah SHALLARD • Mia FALETANOAI • Gracie WILLIS • Catherine WILLIS • Andrew SHALLARD

Thank you to you all. We rely on volunteers to make sure our event runs smoothly each week, so if you've never given it a go, please consider putting your name forward. You can email us at barrycurtis@parkrun.com, write your name on the whiteboard on Saturday, or talk to Ray.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,714 participants have completed 34,579 parkruns covering a total distance of 172,895 km, including 5,367 new Personal Bests. A total of 272 individuals have volunteered 2,647 times.

 

Run report 16 January 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 378
16th January 2021

The sun was shining brightly at Barry Curtis parkrun this morning. Early arrivers to the park were greeted with broken glass spread all around the start area and also part of the carpark. Thank you to everyone who helped to clean up the mess.

We had 179 people run, jog and walk the course today.  20 people did their very first parkrun with us, 13 of whom had never done a parkrun before. Keep coming back - it is highly addictive once you've got a few under your belt!

We had visitors from Hobsonville Point, Coromandel, Lower Hutt and Dunedin. We hope you enjoyed your time with us today.

Congratulations to the 22 people who recorded personal bests. Special mention to junior PBers; Timothy, Jordyn, Liam, Ishan and Kirstin. Fantastic effort!

Thank you to our amazing volunteers:

Peter ROUT • Karen ROUT • Grant LINCOLN • Ray FREEMAN • Gareth JESS • Carly BATEMAN • Tristan NICHOLLS • Vanessa FERNANDES • Jono WILLIS • Maria SHALLARD • Rebekah SHALLARD • Dwaine FALETANOAI • Andrew SHALLARD • Siapo AUVAE

Our event only works if people are willing to volunteer, so if you haven't given it a go before, and would like to, please email us at barrycurtis@parkrun.com or put your name on the whiteboard on Saturday. If you want to talk so someone before committing to a role, see Ray. He will be very happy to show you what you'd need to do.

If you're new to Barry Curtis parkrun and would like to get to know other parkrunners, a number of people meet at Sequel Cafe for coffee after parkrun. It's a very friendly environment and you'll be made to feel very welcome.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,692 participants have completed 34,399 parkruns covering a total distance of 171,995 km, including 5,347 new Personal Bests. A total of 272 individuals have volunteered 2,632 times.

 

Run Report 9 January 2021

Barry Curtis parkrun
Event number 377
9th January 2021

What a glorious morning and it was great to see so many people turning out for parkrun this week  This event is such a special phenomenon and it is quite amazing to think of its humble origins in the UK back in 2004 with an event at Bushy Park organised by founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt, at which 13 participants took part.  Now parkrun is in 20 countries with over 3 million registered parkrunners and growing.  Unfortunately in so many countries COVID -19 is preventing their parkruns from operating, which makes our events in New Zealand so very special.  Our thoughts go out to our fellow international parkrunners who cannot go to their local events.

This week 179 people ran, jogged and walked the course at Barry Curtis Park.  We celebrated two special milestones - Dwaine with his 100th event, and Alfred with 250.  Well done to you both - pity about the balloon escaping Alfred, but the kids had great fun spotting it soaring up into the sky.

We welcomed 18 first timers to our parkrun - 13 of whom were doing their first ever event.  Ray, our Run Director today, warned them that parkrun is highly addictive - evidenced by the number of people who turned out today.  And 14 recorded new Personal Bests, of particular note juniors Mayank and Anuska.  Good going in the hot and muggy conditions.

The event was made possible by 13 wonderful volunteers:

Neal CLEARY • Richard BOWERS • Grant LINCOLN • Ray FREEMAN • Rosalie FREEMAN • Phil BATEMAN • Ronald LOBJOIT • Keegan KOKKE • Chanpen KANABOOT • Jono WILLIS • Mia FALETANOAI • Andrew SHALLARD • Siapo AUVAE

Our Sequel Cafe vouchers went today to Siapo our tail walker, Jono one of the barcode scanners and Rosalie who will be washing the vests.  We are very appreciative of the support from John and his team at Sequel Cafe in Bishop Dunn Place - they make a great coffee and helpfully set up a long table for us each week.

Just some reminders to our parkrunners that will make things run smoothly at our event - You cannot take the position token you receive at the finish line out of the finishing chute, so please have your parkrun athlete barcode on your person when you are participating.  You must wait in the finishing chute until your athlete barcode and the position token have been scanned, and then you can simply drop the position token in the bucket.  If you do not have your athlete barcode with you as you finish, your run will not count!  If you do not have a pocket, pouch, sock or running belt to keep your card in, perhaps look at getting yourself a wristband or keytag barcode - these are available at the parkrun shop which you can access through our website.

Also, please only go through the finish chute once - our timekeepers and token person cannot keep track of who has been through already.  If you are supporting a family member or friend after finishing your run, simply peel off as you approach the finish line to avoid confusing double counting.

Remember that this event is being provided for you by volunteers who are following the directions provided to us by parkrun HQ.  Many of the recent changes we have brought in are to abide by the parkrun COVID framework.  In order for this event to remain 'free for everyone for evermore', we all have to do our part - so please be kind to our volunteers.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barry Curtis parkrun Results Page.

Barry Curtis parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 3,672 participants have completed 34,220 parkruns covering a total distance of 171,100 km, including 5,325 new Personal Bests. A total of 272 individuals have volunteered 2,618 times.